FridayTalks in Dunnellon to Feature Ryan Lilly of the PPBI

Posted on: December 11, 2014

Big Ideas for Small Business Marketing
Friday, December 19
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Doors Open at 8 AM
Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce
20500 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL
(Networking begins at 8 AM. Bring your cards!)

Marketing has changed. No longer can a small business expect to gain the customer’s attention and trust through traditional advertising alone. Join the CEP’s Director of Business Creation on a journey through the big ideas behind small business marketing.. You will learn what your offering needs to be compelling, how to market on a shoestring, what it means to build community around your business, and tools you can use along the way!

Objectives for this program:
Learn how marketing has changed.
Learn how uniqueness or finding your “niche” factors into marketing.
Learn ways you can increase your number of customers with little/no marketing budget.
Learn why it’s important to build a community around your business, and how to go about it!

Who should attend:
Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Current Small Business Owners

Presenter Bio:
Ryan Lilly is the Director of Business Creation for the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP). In this role he serves as a catalyst for the creation, attraction and growth of startup companies both in the Power Plant Incubator and throughout Marion County. Prior to joining the CEP, Ryan was Manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois. There, he assisted over 200 incubator and community-based startups by providing them with technical assistance, programming, and access to capital. Ryan is originally from Virginia, where he attended Virginia Tech and first began a career in incubation at an on-campus accelerator. Ryan holds a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Business Leadership. He also earned a certificate in Serial Innovation from the University of Illinois BIS program and has received training from the International Economic Development Council, National Business Incubation Association, and the Rural Policy Research Institute’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

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